Pelican Hill Culinary Academy

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Explore the flavors of the season with fresh, local ingredients from the Irvine Ranch, as one of Pelican Hill’s chefs du cuisine leads a hands-on preparation course paired with wines. Classes take place Friday evenings in a luxurious Villa kitchen and feature a distinct menu theme:

October 25: The Art of Making Fresh Pasta with Chef Christian

Centuries-old recipes for hand-crafted noodles

November 1: French Classics with Executive Chef Jean-Pierre

Customary dishes featuring seasonal ingredients

November 8: Italian Traditions with Andrea Chef Luigi

Celebrated foods bursting with quintessential flavors

November 15:Chef’s Secrets for Thanksgiving with Pelican Grill Chef Derek

Tips and techniques for preparing festive fare

November 22: Holiday Entertaining Small Plates with Villa Chef Monir

Petite portions made for in-home gatherings

December 6: A Christmas Family Feast with Coliseum Pool & Grill Chef Marc

Holiday classics to delight all ages and palates

December 13: New Year’s Gourmet Menu with Executive Sous Chef Arnaud

Five simple courses designed to impress

$175* per person per class, including wine pairings. $195* per person forDecember 13class, including wine pairings Limited to 14 guests per class.Reservations are required and may be arranged by calling800-820-6800.